Michigan DUI Help

Michigan DUI streetA DUI arrest is stressful, and feelings of fear, embarrassment and regret are natural. 

If you're facing a DUI charge, you just want OUT OF IT.

The good news is that, with proper legal handling, many of the potential legal penalties can be avoided outright.

For example, jail is almost never a realistic outcome in a 1st offense Michigan DUI case, at least here in the Greater-Detroit area of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or the surrounding counties. 

That’s the biggest worry for most people, so if you’re only facing a 1st offense, now you can already relax a bit...

Other negative consequences can be substantially minimized, making their impact in your life a LOT less than you probably fear right now. 

Success in a DUI case is best measured by what does NOT happen to you.

That’s the gold standard our firm follows. We provide genuine and real DUI help.

Facing a DUI charge is like having an illness, or an injury – you just want it GONE.

For everything you can read about DUI cases and DUI law, what matters most is getting out of your DUI charge as completely, painlessly and quickly as possible.

As your Michigan DUI lawyers, we'll take care of everything for you. Instead of letting you stress out about things that probably won't happen, we'll focus on avoiding the penalties that are likely to happen, and protecting you from things like:

  • Restrictions on your ability to drive
  • Losing your driver's license 
  • Getting stuck on long, demanding probation 
  • Being ordered into unnecessary counseling, or treatment
  • Having to follow a burdensome alcohol and/or drug testing schedule

The Charge

In Michigan, the actual legal term for a drunk driving charge is Operating While Intoxicated (or “OWI,”) although everyone just call it a "DUI." 

Our first priority is to get your OWI charge dismissed or reduced, and my team and I are in court almost every day doing just that. 

Our DUI law firm concentrates its practice to the local courts of the Greater-Detroit area. Because we are in these same courts day-in and day-out, we know how to get things are done in each of them, and how to produce the best results possible in your case.

The Evidence

In a DUI case, every single bit of evidence must be be carefully examined. This requires a lot more than just “looking it over,” or “reviewing it.” 

Whatever else, a Michigan DUI case won't dismiss itself. My team and I know all the little things that determine whether a DUI charge can stick or not, and we know how and where to look for them.

The evidence in a drunk driving case involves a lot more than just your score on a breath (or blood) test, and includes:

Everything that lead to your first contact with the police
The field sobriety tests 
The methods used to collect and analyze your breath (or blood) sample
The science underlying those results 

We will meticulously sort through all of it so you can get out of this situation with as little damage as possible.

The Lawyers

If you're facing a DUI charge in the Greater-Detroit area, you need a Michigan DUI lawyer who is experienced, honest, and just plain good at this.

You need someone you can really talk to, and who will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. 

We are those lawyers.

With more than a half-century of combined experience as Michigan DUI attorneys, we have an unsurpassed level of knowledge, and the actual working skill to really make things better for you. 

This is what characterizes us as a genuine Michigan DUI law firm

We provide the assurance of knowing that every facet of your case will be thoroughly examined and properly handled, along with the comfort of knowing someone you can genuinely trust is looking out for you.

There is a lot of stress wrapped up in a DUI charge. We can bring you real relief

For all the legal stuff as there is to this, it’s an equally important part of our job to put you at ease while we protect your interests.  

I am unique among DUI lawyers because I am clinically trained, having completed a formal program of addiction studies at the post-graduate, University level. 

This specialized education gives me and my team the unrivaled ability to really help you avoid difficult probation with demanding classes, counseling, and/or treatment when your drinking isn’t a problem - and the ability to help you like no other lawyer if your relationship to alcohol has become troublesome. 

We won’t let a DUI define you – we’ll help put it behind you.

My team and I will do what’s necessary to make sure that your case goes smoothly and get you through this rough patch so you can move on with your life.
  • If you’re facing a 1st offense DUI, we’ll handle your case to put you in the best position to get the conviction off your record as soon as possible
  • If you're facing a 2nd DUI or a 3rd offense DUI charge, we will get you through it with the fewest consequences.
This is especially important for anyone with an occupational or professional license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

Expert Help for You

The whole court system has a kind of built-in alcohol bias that tends to "see" a drinking issue even where there isn't one. If you are required to submit to any kind of alcohol testing as a condition of your bond, you've already had your first taste of that. 

We can help protect you from being treated as if you do have a drinking problem when you don't. 

I not only speak the language of lawyers and judges, but I also speak the language of clinicians, and my team and I will speak on your behalf with unmatched authority when it comes to protecting you from the consequences of a DUI charge: 

  • The court system is legally required to deal with all alcohol and drug-related issues, even if there is nothing more than a potential problem. Although most Judges and probation officers are well-meaning, they are not clinicians.
  • In the clinical world, it is widely recognized that the court system is usually at least a solid decade behind the most up-to-date counseling, education and treatment methods. 
  • The best (and most modern) clinical approach is to match people with the kind of help that actually fits their needs, instead of just mashing everyone into AA meetings or some other, one-size-fits-all kind of treatment, as the courts tend to do.

My team and I won't allow you to be left behind in that way. We will do everything to make sure that, if you do need any type of classes or counseling, you get the kind that's right for you. 

Just as important, we'll protect you from getting any "help" you DON'T need.

Best Outcome

Remember - Success in a DUI case is best determined by what does NOT happen to you. 

The way to have less happen to you, of course, is to avoid as much of the legal fallout from a DUI charge as possible. My team and I know how to produce the very best outcome in every case we take. 

We truly care about our clients, and we pour our hearts and souls into making sure we bring every case to the very best conclusion possible

There is no better kind of DUI win than that.

The Next Step

The DUI section of this website provides a great starting point for someone facing a drunk driving charge to get some real-world information.  

To learn even more about OWI charges (and how we can help with yours), go to the DUI section of our Blog

It is fully searchable, and you can find more useful information about every aspect of the DUI process explained in accurate and easy to understand detail than is available anywhere else.

If you need to a hire lawyer for a DUI charge anywhere in the Metro-Detroit area, be a smart consumer, check around, and talk to as many lawyers or law firms as you can. 

Then - contact us.

All of our consultations are free, confidential, and done over the phone, right when you call. My team and I are very friendly people who will be glad to answer your questions, explain things, and even compare notes with anything some other lawyer has told you.

We can be reached at either 248-986-9700 or 586-465-1980, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 
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